BIENVENUE A MARLY-GOMONT – Directed by Julien Rambaldi, Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont is also a film about the childhood of singer Kamini, who had already made a song about the city where he grew up in 2006.
[Mis à jour le 26 juillet 2020 à 20h55] “I’m not from Paname but from Marly-Gomont!” Do you remember those words from Kamini’s song, released in 2006? It’s hard not to think about it when reading the title Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont, a comedy directed by Julien Rambaldi. And it’s done on purpose: this film, inspired by his own life, looks back on the story of the rapper’s parents. In 1975, Seyolo Zantoko, freshly graduated in medicine, and his wife Anne Zantoko arrived in Marly-Gomont. But the inhabitants, who have never seen black people in their life, will not warmly welcome this family, until the doctor gradually gains the trust of the inhabitants of this country town.
Kamini himself participated in the writing of Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont, to pay tribute to his father who died in 2009. The singer wanted to show that a black person could succeed in France, without it necessarily being in show business or football. In the cast, we find Marc Zinga, seen in “007 Specter” and “May Allah bless France” and Aïssa Maïga (“He already has your eyes”). At their side, Jonathan Lambert (“Depression and friends”). And it’s Bayron Lebli who plays Kamini Santoko in the film!
Synopsis – In 1973, Seyolo had just obtained his medical degree. He decides to go to work in Marly-Gomont, in the heart of the French countryside where the inhabitants have never seen blacks. If at first, no one comes to his office, Seyolo will gradually gain the trust of the villagers.